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I first read The Velveteen Rabbit when my oldest son was a toddler. I loved the beauty of the words, as well as the illustrations.

Excerpt from the classic storybook, "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams.

Excerpt from the classic storybook, “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams.

Now, here I sit almost a quarter of a century later. I’ve had eye surgery due to a detached retina, my hair has lost some of its fullness, my muscles are a little weaker and my body, overall, is a little shabbier. On the plus side, my heart is a lot softer…a lot fuller.

Hard to believe that I used to think this story was about a stuffed animal.



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